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    This is a temporary position not-to-exceed 14 months. This position may be extended or made permanent without further competition.

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    The most populous city in Texas, Houston is a sprawling home to over two million people. It is home to NASA's Johnson Space Center and the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions. The city is also a major international player in the energy industry and was ranked third in the nation on Forbes' "Best Places for Businesses and Careers" list. Houston boasts restaurants, shops, neighborhoods, and festivals that reflect its international population.

    The District seeks an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Houston office. The incumbent will investigate and prosecute criminal violations of federal laws, primarily involving health care fraud. The selected applicant will work closely with federal, state and local law enforcement agents and medical experts to investigate and prosecute criminal health care fraud related to prescription opioid abuse, including pill mill schemes and pharmacies.

    Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

    For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html or http://www.justice.gov/usao-sdtx

    As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0905 Attorney

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/543252900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.